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Gamasutra - The History of Rogue

by Dhruin, 2009-05-07 00:35:08

Matt Barton has written another fascinating piece of gaming history at Gamasutra with The History of Rogue.  Here's the opening:

Rogue: Exploring the Dungeons of Doom (aka Rogue), created in the early 1980s[1] by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman, is an intriguing game for many reasons. For one, it's still being actively played, ported, enhanced, and forked[2] two decades later -- a fact that challenges its description as just a "vintage" or "retro" game.

It's also among a scant handful of games that have achieved worldwide recognition despite originating on UNIX[3], a platform better suited for science and industry than computer games.

Thanks, Prime Junta!

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